Riley Cooper makes play of the day so far

October, 24, 2010
10/24/10
2:35
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I'm trying to flip back and forth between Eagles-Titans and Redskins-Bears, but fortunately I was watching when Philadelphia rookie wide receiver Riley Cooper made a remarkable play to bail out his quarterback.

The Eagles ran what amounts to a double-reverse wide receiver pass that was thrown by Kevin Kolb. Once you watch a replay, my last sentence will make a little more sense.

Kolb underthrew the ball that was about to be picked off by Titans safety Chris Hope, but Cooper raced across the field and made a play on the ball at the last second for a 37-yard gain. Kolb rewarded his teammate with a short touchdown pass three plays later.

Cooper's in the Eagles' three-man rotation at wide receiver because of the absence of DeSean Jackson, who is out with a concussion.

So the second and third catches of Cooper's career go for 37 yards and then a touchdown. On the TD, he absorbed a blow from linebacker from Stephen Tulloch near the line of scrimmage and then broke free near the goal line. Then one of the Fox broadcasters pointed out that Cooper roomed with Tim Tebow in college.

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